Coding for Day of the Girl
October 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree - $20.00
Join Random Hacks of Kindness Junior and a representative from Live Girl to learn how ALL girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world.
The theme for this year’s “Day of the Girl Child” is “Digital generation. Our generation.” It provides a platform for the global community to understand the disadvantages girls face online. 2.2 billion people under the age of 25 do not have internet access, with the majority being girls. This day seeks to celebrate the lot of girls as compared to the role of boys in many cultures, where the male of our species has better access to education and opportunities by virtue of being male. One out of four girls is unemployed, uneducated, or untrained as compared to one in every ten boys, and these are worldwide statistical records. Although we have reached a point that we recognize this day as International Girls’ Day, much still needs to be done to improve lives for girls.
By creating apps to highlight the needs of girls participants will experience first hand how they can use technology to create positive change.